Mejia Sarmiento

Motto

My life is my message
- Mahatma Gandhi

Contact

j.r.mejiasarmiento@remove-this.tudelft.nl
www.pktweb.com

 

Room

Studio Dream

Phone

+31 (0) 648657262 

Address

Landbergstraat 15
2628CE Delft
The Netherlands

Present

Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri

J.R. Mejia Sarmiento (Ricardo), MSc

PhD candidate
Industrial Design 
Design Conceptualization and Communication

Biography

Ricardo Mejia is a designer with international experience as an independent advisor, as a consultant for government institutions, as an entrepreneur in his own design firms, as director of research development and innovation departments in the private sector and as a researcher and lecturer at different universities. His works focuses on industrial and strategic design; products, services and brand strategic projects for SMEs and design and research strategies, development and innovation for diverse sectors.

Ricardo worked as a consultant on R&D+i for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Colombia; he gave professional advice to the management of SMEs, within the Vice-Ministry of Business Development. This included the development of a strategic plan and a route map to create a 'design culture' in the country that would help breach the gap between professional designers and the productive sector. He has worked in the definition of a set of policies for the design and implementation of design thinking in SMEs.

Ricardo also works as a design consultant for the private and public sector and develops 'integral design tutoring projects' designing new businesses’ strategies, products and/or services.

Now, he is a doctoral student at Delft University of Technology; his work is about the construction of Future Scenarios and Concept Products. 

Education

  • 2014–2018 (expected)
    PhD, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology - TU Delft
  • 2007–2009
    Master of Science with distinction (cum laude) in Strategic Product Design, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology - TU Delft
  • 2001–2002
    Postgraduate in Project Management, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • 1992–2000
    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • 1994–1999
    Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Experience

  • 2008present
    Designer & social innovation consultant (founding member), Stichting Help Manuel NL
  • 20112014
    R&D+i advisor and Design expert of the MCI&T Colombia, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Col
  • 20102014
    Design+i advisor and Experience Prototyping expert of the BCC, Bogota Chamber of Commerce Col
  • 2010 - 2013
    Designer, researcher, consultant & teacher in social innovation & design in BoP markets, Universidad de los Andes Col
  • 20092009
    Industrial Designer (Intern), MOTIO Development NL
  • 20082008
    Innovation Consultant, IDOM, Spain
  • 2004 - 2005
    Research & Development Director, Kassani Design S.A. Col
  • 19992005
    Designer (founding member), Prospekt Design Col

Specialisation/Field of research

  • Conceptualization
  • Concept prototyping
  • Contextmapping
  • Future scenarios

Publications 

Book

Mobility at the first and last mile of the IPT in a European Megacity 

Author(s)

Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento  

ISBN-10

3838388445

ISBN-13

978-3838388441    

Date

 

1 June 2012

Book

Guia d'innovació en el desenvolupament de nous productes 

Author(s)

Xavier Ayneto, Mercedes Masip, Menno Veefkind, Marta Albertí and Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento  

ISBN-10

8439381037

ISBN-13

978-8439381037    

Date

 

1 October 2009

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